A suicide attack is an attack upon a target, in which an attacker intends to kill others and/or cause great damage, knowing that he or she will either certainly or most likely die in the process. Between 1981 and 2006, 1200 suicide attacks occurred around the world, constituting 4% of all terrorist attacks but 32% of all terrorism related deaths. 90% of these attacks occurred in Iraq, Israel, Afghanistan, Pakistan or Sri Lanka. Modern suicide terrorism is the targeted use of self-destructing human beings against non-combatants—typically civilian—populations to effect political change. Although a suicide attack aims to destroy an initial target, its primary use is a weapon of psychological warfare intended to affect a larger public audience. The primary target is not those that are killed but those made to witness it. Although use of suicide attacks has occurred throughout recent history—particularly with the Japanese Kamikaze pilots of World War II—its main notoriety as a specific kind of attack began in the 1980s and involved explosives deliberately carried to the target either on the person or in a civilian vehicle and delivered by surprise. Following the success of a 1983 truck bombing of two barracks buildings in Beirut that killed 300 and helped drive American and French Multinational Force troops from Lebanon, the tactic spread to insurgent groups like the Tamil Tigers of Sri Lanka, and Islamist groups such as Hamas.
The numerical value of Suicide attack in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of Suicide attack in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
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I can confirm that it was a suicide attack.
This was a suicide attack and such attacks will go on.
Unfortunately, we lost six soldiers and 11 others were wounded in the suicide attack.
The attackers came around 10:30 a.m. on a pick-up van, they drove it around the back of the school and set it on fire to block the way. Then they went to Gate 1 and killed a soldier, a gatekeeper and a gardener. Firing began and the first suicide attack took place.
Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott addressed Bilardi's alleged suicide attack in comments to the press Thursday. This is a horrific situation -- an absolutely horrific situation -- and it shows the lure of this death cult to impressionable youngsters, it's very, very important that we do everything we can to try to safeguard our young people against the lure of this shocking alien and extreme ideology.
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